Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 647 592 771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.82% 13.26% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.64% 55.95% 66.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 301 380
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £128 £130 £120
90th Percentile £500 £506 £500
England median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 95 189
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% - -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.68 £9.95
90th Percentile £42.50 £37.20 £39.60
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -3.23% +3.33%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,001 1,058 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.38% 23.69% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 530 556
East of England median daily rate £350 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.32% -3.21% -
10th Percentile £130 £157 £147
90th Percentile £550 £525 £518
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 133 245
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.50 £48.25
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +1 225 £325 +8.33% 99
Cambridgeshire +1 166 £325 +30.00% 175
Bedfordshire +1 94 £140 -62.67% 40
Essex -11 84 £325 +8.33% 60
Norfolk -4 46 £238 -5.00% 19
Suffolk -4 30 £400 +45.45% 24
East Anglia +1 2 - - 6
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 256 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 250 (38.64%) Active Directory
3 162 (25.04%) Windows Server
4 148 (22.87%) VMware
5 132 (20.40%) SCCM
6 130 (20.09%) Windows 7
7 126 (19.47%) Office 365
8 118 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
8 118 (18.24%) ITIL
9 117 (18.08%) Windows 10
10 105 (16.23%) Citrix
11 103 (15.92%) Linux
12 99 (15.30%) SQL
13 91 (14.06%) PowerShell
14 84 (12.98%) SQL Server
15 79 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
16 71 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
17 70 (10.82%) MS Exchange
18 64 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
19 63 (9.74%) Security Cleared
20 62 (9.58%) HP
20 62 (9.58%) Cisco
21 58 (8.96%) DHCP
22 57 (8.81%) DNS
22 57 (8.81%) SAN
23 53 (8.19%) Migration
24 52 (8.04%) SC Cleared
25 48 (7.42%) Firewall
26 47 (7.26%) NetApp
26 47 (7.26%) C#

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 70 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.34%) Skype for Business
3 35 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 27 (4.17%) IIS
5 21 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.55%) Confluence
7 9 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (1.08%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.62%) Apache
10 4 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.62%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.31%) Drupal
12 2 (0.31%) JBoss
12 2 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 118 (18.24%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Maximo
2 2 (0.31%) assyst
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.31%) Raiser's Edge
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 126 (19.47%) Office 365
2 23 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.55%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.93%) G Suite
5 6 (0.93%) SaaS
6 4 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.62%) IaaS
6 4 (0.62%) PaaS
6 4 (0.62%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.96%) DHCP
2 57 (8.81%) DNS
2 57 (8.81%) SAN
3 48 (7.42%) Firewall
4 46 (7.11%) TCP/IP
5 41 (6.34%) VPN
6 36 (5.56%) LAN
7 35 (5.41%) Wireless
8 32 (4.95%) WAN
9 30 (4.64%) Internet
10 29 (4.48%) Skype
11 26 (4.02%) Fibre Channel
11 26 (4.02%) NAS
12 20 (3.09%) iSCSI
12 20 (3.09%) VoIP
13 14 (2.16%) SNMP
14 12 (1.85%) SSL
14 12 (1.85%) VLAN
15 11 (1.70%) Bluetooth
16 10 (1.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.47%) Oracle Database
2 16 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.24%) MySQL
7 8 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.62%) Redis
9 4 (0.62%) SQLite
10 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.46%) GIS
10 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.02%) Visual Studio
2 22 (3.40%) JIRA
3 20 (3.09%) Jenkins
4 17 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 13 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.70%) MSI
7 10 (1.55%) Selenium
8 9 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (1.24%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.93%) Maven
11 5 (0.77%) JMeter
12 4 (0.62%) Appium
12 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.62%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.62%) NUnit
12 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.62%) Subversion
12 4 (0.62%) WebDriver
12 4 (0.62%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.46%) Toad
General
1 33 (5.10%) Finance
2 29 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 27 (4.17%) Retail
4 11 (1.70%) Electronics
5 10 (1.55%) French Language
5 10 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.08%) German Language
6 7 (1.08%) Legal
7 5 (0.77%) Banking
7 5 (0.77%) Law
8 4 (0.62%) Billing
8 4 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (0.62%) Marketing
8 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.46%) Military
10 2 (0.31%) Advertising
10 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 169 (26.12%) Analyst
2 70 (10.82%) Service Analyst
3 67 (10.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 61 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 52 (8.04%) Support Engineer
6 51 (7.88%) Consultant
7 50 (7.73%) Developer
8 42 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 41 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
10 37 (5.72%) Desktop Support
11 30 (4.64%) Administrator
12 28 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
14 25 (3.86%) Server Engineer
15 22 (3.40%) Software Engineer
16 21 (3.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 21 (3.25%) IT Support
16 21 (3.25%) Project Manager
17 20 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
17 20 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.34%) .NET
2 25 (3.86%) XML
3 21 (3.25%) HTML
3 21 (3.25%) Web Services
3 21 (3.25%) WPF
4 14 (2.16%) CSS
4 14 (2.16%) WCF
5 13 (2.01%) .NET Framework
5 13 (2.01%) ASP.NET
6 12 (1.85%) REST
7 11 (1.70%) Ajax
7 11 (1.70%) SAP PI
8 10 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (1.55%) WinForms
9 9 (1.39%) Entity Framework
9 9 (1.39%) jQuery
10 8 (1.24%) Middleware
10 8 (1.24%) SOAP
11 7 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.96%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.48%) Clustering
3 24 (3.71%) Replication
4 23 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.16%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.70%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.55%) AS400
8 10 (1.55%) iPhone
9 9 (1.39%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.39%) CESG
9 9 (1.39%) iPad
10 8 (1.24%) PKI
11 7 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.93%) NHS
12 6 (0.93%) User Experience
12 6 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.93%) W3C
13 5 (0.77%) RSA SecurID
14 4 (0.62%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 162 (25.04%) Windows Server
2 130 (20.09%) Windows 7
3 117 (18.08%) Windows 10
4 103 (15.92%) Linux
5 71 (10.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 64 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (5.10%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.79%) Windows 8
8 31 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (4.02%) Unix
10 18 (2.78%) Android
11 11 (1.70%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (1.55%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.39%) AIX
13 9 (1.39%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.39%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.93%) Solaris
15 3 (0.46%) Kali Linux
15 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.24%) ITIL
2 53 (8.19%) Migration
3 45 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 34 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 33 (5.10%) Problem Management
7 28 (4.33%) Mathematics
8 25 (3.86%) Service Delivery
9 21 (3.25%) High Availability
10 19 (2.94%) Change Management
10 19 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (2.63%) Service Management
12 16 (2.47%) Disk Encryption
12 16 (2.47%) PRINCE2
12 16 (2.47%) Test Automation
13 15 (2.32%) DevOps
13 15 (2.32%) Information Security
13 15 (2.32%) Project Management
13 15 (2.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.30%) SQL
2 91 (14.06%) PowerShell
3 47 (7.26%) C#
4 38 (5.87%) VBScript
5 36 (5.56%) Java
6 35 (5.41%) C++
7 33 (5.10%) C
8 30 (4.64%) Python
9 24 (3.71%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.01%) Embedded C
11 10 (1.55%) Assembly Language
12 7 (1.08%) PHP
12 7 (1.08%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.93%) Ruby
14 5 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.62%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.62%) Perl
15 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 63 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.04%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.34%) Degree
4 38 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (4.33%) MCP
5 28 (4.33%) MCSE
6 20 (3.09%) MCSA
7 17 (2.63%) ISEB
8 13 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.55%) CCNA
10 10 (1.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.24%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.08%) CISSP
12 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
12 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.62%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.26%) SLA
2 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.93%) QA
4 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.46%) IFRS
5 3 (0.46%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.15%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 250 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 79 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.03%) XenApp
4 35 (5.41%) vSphere
5 34 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 22 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (3.09%) BitLocker
8 18 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (2.16%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.70%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.39%) DFS Replication
12 9 (1.39%) Docker
12 9 (1.39%) NFS
12 9 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.46%) Xen
15 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 132 (20.40%) SCCM
2 24 (3.71%) Microsoft Clustering
3 21 (3.25%) SCOM
4 19 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (2.78%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.32%) vCenter Server
7 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (2.01%) WSUS
9 12 (1.85%) Backup Exec
10 11 (1.70%) Control-M
10 11 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
10 11 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 9 (1.39%) Puppet
13 8 (1.24%) Ansible
13 8 (1.24%) HP ALM
14 7 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (1.08%) OpenView
14 7 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (1.08%) OVSD
Vendors
1 256 (39.57%) Microsoft
2 148 (22.87%) VMware
3 105 (16.23%) Citrix
4 62 (9.58%) Cisco
4 62 (9.58%) HP
5 47 (7.26%) NetApp
6 31 (4.79%) Oracle
7 27 (4.17%) IBM
8 26 (4.02%) Symantec
9 24 (3.71%) 3PAR
10 23 (3.55%) SAP
11 18 (2.78%) Ivanti
12 17 (2.63%) Apple
12 17 (2.63%) CommVault
12 17 (2.63%) McAfee
13 16 (2.47%) Dell
13 16 (2.47%) Red Hat
13 16 (2.47%) SolarWinds
14 11 (1.70%) EqualLogic
14 11 (1.70%) Google